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Hog Island Oyster Farm **OR** Tomales Bay Oyster Co?

In regards to "terroir"... normally I agree but in this case I do not. Hog Island's oysters are the same species, but they are much plumper, sweeter, fresher tasting. I have heard from a couple of sources that this is because they are closer to the inlet of the bay and the water has more nutrients and is colder there. They are like night and day.

Jun 04, 2012
talad in San Francisco Bay Area

Hog Island Oyster Farm **OR** Tomales Bay Oyster Co?

Interesting that no on has mentioned who's oysters are better. I've had both and Hog Island's oysters are WAY better than Tomales. However, I've BBQ'ed (with a reservation) at Hog Island and I thought the fee was ridiculous. My advice is to bring a cooler/ice/bbq supplies/oyster knife, buy oysters from whichever farm you prefer, then drive out to Point Reyes where there are free picnic areas, no crowds and beautiful views.

Jun 04, 2012
talad in San Francisco Bay Area